What is the TCF?

Test de Connaissance du Français is a French language proficiency test for non-native French speakers who wish to assess and certify their level of proficiency for professional, academic, or personal reasons.  This certification was designed by the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques or CIEP and authorized by the French Ministry of Education.  The certificate awarded will be valid for 2 years.

This test grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels on a scale determined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

  • A - Basic user

    • A1 (Beginner)

    • A2 (Elementary)

  • B - Independent user

    • B1 (Intermediate)

    • B2 (Upper intermediate)

  • C - Proficient user

    • C1 (Advanced)

    • C2 (Proficiency)​

There are 5 types of TCF exam - click on each test for description and pricing information.

1) TCF TP = Tout Public – for personal, academic or professional reasons,

2) TCF ANF = Acquisition de la Nationalité Française - for French citizenship,

3)  TCF Canada - for permanent residence in Canada,

4) TCF Quebec - for permanent residence in Québec province in Canada.

2021 Test Dates - Tests ON PAPER - scheduled between 10am and 5pm

Canada:   Thursday 21 January - Registration deadline: December 20th, 2020

                  Thursday 18 February -  Registration deadline: January 18th, 2021
                  Thursday 18 March -  Registration deadline: February 18th, 2021

ANF/Québec:  Wednesday 20 January -  Registration deadline: December 20th, 2020

                           Wednesday 17 February -  Registration deadline: January 17th, 2021

                           Wednesday 17 March -  Registration deadline: February 17th, 2021

TP:  Thursday 21 January - Registration deadline: December 20th, 2020

        Tuesday 16 February  -  Registration deadline: January 16th, 2021

         Tuesday 16 March  -  Registration deadline: February 16th, 2021

Note: When signing up, you will be required to email a photo with the following specifications:

jpg or bmp or png, 300dpi, minimum 248 x 349 pixels, maximum 4 Mb.

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